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Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada

With a focus on the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program (IDEaS)

Course Description

Did you know – The Government of Canada purchases between $20-$25 billion of goods, services, and construction each year. Many of the suppliers of these goods are small businesses. Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Federal Government can provide a fantastic way to grow your revenue.

Want to know how the Government of Canada purchases innovations?  Regardless if you are working from your home, an academic in a university lab or a scientist in a small business or a major corporation, the Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development.

Get an overview of buyandsell.gc.ca, which offers access to all the Government of Canada’s tenders and other related procurement information. You’ll receive and update and information on IDEaS and guidance on the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and general information on the government bidding and evaluation process.

What Will I Learn?

  • The fundamentals of registering to sell to the government

  • How to identify opportunities and market your goods and services

  • The basics of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and how to submit a bid

  • The federal government contracting process

  • The Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS)

  • How buyandsell.gc.ca works

Accessibility Month @ Small Business BC

This webinar is part of Accessibility Month at Small Business BC, during September 2020, featuring 17 webinars. With generous support from The Presidents Group and Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, all 17 webinars will feature live ASL interpretation and closed captioning.

Apply for full financial assistance to attend this webinar through the Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program – available for individuals who self-identify with a disability or ongoing health condition.

At Small Business BC, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. As a result, we continue to deliver all our services online, or over the phone until further notice. View our resources for getting Back to Business, or connect directly with a business advisor through our COVID-19 Support Service.

Our webinars are hosted through Adobe Connect. If you’ve never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, please prepare for the webinar and test your connection here: http://smallbusinessbc.ca/adobe-connect/

 

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Session Date & Time
Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Length: 2 Hours
  • Language: English, American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Subject: Industry Regulations, Business Growth
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  • Price: Free
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